Raif Badawi is a prisoner of conscience in Saudi Arabia.
was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years imprisonment in May 2014.
This is the painful price of criticizing religious authorities in Saudi Arabia.
Raif's so-called “crime” was violating Saudi Arabia's information technology
law and insulting Islam through the creation of 'Saudi Arabian Liberals,' a
website meant for social and political debate in Saudi Arabia. The prosecution
called for him to be tried for 'apostasy' or abandoning his religion, which
carries the death penalty.
Flogging violates the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman
or degrading treatment in international law. Act now, and demand that Raif not
be subjected to such reprehensible treatment at the hands of the Saudi
authorities. Read more